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Opinion | Trump’s Rhetoric and Conservative Denial – The New York Times

The president cannot be absolved of responsibility for inciting the hatreds that led to El Paso. Connor Betts, the alleged Dayton shooter, had left-wing political views, believed in socialism, supported Elizabeth Warren’s candidacy, and regularly inveighed on Twitter against various personages on the right (including, it turns out, me). This has some conservatives …

A whole new era for gay rights and human decency

As I’ve written about before, I grew up in the far West Village of New York City, near the site of the Stonewall Inn riots that launched the modern gay rights movement, and witnessed a good deal of anti-gay bigotry in the raw throughout my childhood. So today’s Supreme Court decision striking …

Why Is Russia So Homophobic? – Olga Khazan – The Atlantic

Communist-era justifications for bigotry don’t make sense anymore. What’s behind lawmakers’ opposition to gays? The Russian Duma unanimously approved a law on Tuesday that prohibits the distribution of homosexual “propaganda” to minors. Holding gay pride events, speaking in defense of gay rights, or equating gay and heterosexual relationships can now …